Laura Meyers Nature Photography

Purple Martin Male Adult

Purple Martin perched
Purple Martin
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Purple Martin is a swallow that feeds in midair, catching large, aerial insects such as dragonflies. The picture of this Purple Martin male adult was photographed at the Fosythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey.

Scarlet Tanager Male

Male Scarlet Tanager in the Grass
Male Scarlet Tanager in Grass
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Scarlet Tanagers are medium-sized songbirds with fairly stocky proportions. They have thick, rounded bills suitable both for catching insects and eating fruit. The picture of this pretty male Scarlet Tanager was photographed at Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.

To hear the song of the Scarlet Tanager click on the arrow above.

Little Blue Heron

Little Blue Heron

The picture of this  Little Blue Heron was photographed at Sweetwater Wetlands Park in Gainesville, Florida.  This Little Blue Heron was photographed with the Canon 5D Mark IV and the Canon 100-400 II lens

To hear the sounds of the little Blue Heron , click on the arrow below.

Black Scoter Duck

Black Scoter Female

Black Scoter Female

The picture of this Black Scoter Duck Female was photographed in the waters off the Barnegat Lighthouse Jetty in New Jersey on very cold windy day. This Black Scoter was photographed with the Canon 5D Mark IV and the Canon 100-400 II lens. Groups of Black Scoters often can be located by the constant mellow, plaintive whistling sound of the males.
To hear the song of the Black Scoter, click on the arrow below.

Hermit Thrush Closeup

Hermit Thrush Closeup

Hermit Thrush Closeup

The picture of this Hermit Thrush Closeup was photographed at Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. A more hardy bird than the other brown-backed thrushes, the Hermit Thrush migrates north earlier in spring and lingers later in fall than the others.
To hear the beautiful song of the Hermit Thrush, click on the arrow below.